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Listen to free audio books and poetry recordings! This library of audio books and poetry features digital recordings and MP3's from the Naropa Poetics Audio Archive, LibriVox, Project Gutenberg, Maria Lectrix, and Internet Archive users.


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Dec 27, 2012 Charles-Louis de Secondat, baron de La Brède et de Montesquieu
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LibriVox recording of The Spirit of Laws (Volume 1), by Montesquieu. Read by Benjamin Gittins. This audiobook covers Volume 1 (Books I to XIX) of "The Spirit of the Laws" (French: De "l'esprit des lois", also sometimes called "The Spirit of Laws"). Spirit of Laws is a treatise on political theory first published anonymously by Charles de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu in 1748 with the help of Claudine Guérin de Tencin. Originally published anonymously partly...
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Topics: Librivox, audiobook, politics, philosophy, montesquieu, political theory, 18th century
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Dec 24, 2012 William Gershom Collingwood
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LibriVox recording of Thorstein of the Mere: A Saga of the Northmen in Lakeland by W. G. Collingwood (1854 - 1932). Read by Phil Benson. A fine adventure set in 10th-century England at a time when everyday life in the north was made hazardous by wars and shifting alliances among Saxon, British and Scandinavian rulers. Thorstein, like his father Swein before him, is a peaceful Norse settler but brave and ready for battle when the time comes. His adventures as child and man will appeal to younger...
Topics: librivox, audiobook, adventure, fiction, historical fiction, England, Vikings, Cumbria, Lancashire
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Dec 22, 2012 Isabella L. Bird
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LibriVox recording of Unbeaten Tracks in Japan, by Isabella L. Bird. Read by Availle. Isabella Lucy Bird (1831 – 1904) was a 19th century English traveller, writer, and natural historian. She was a sickly child, however, while she was travelling she was almost always healthy. Her first trip, in 1854, took her to America, visiting relatives. Her first book, The Englishwoman in America was published anonymously two years later. Unbeaten Tracks in Japan is compiled of the letters she sent to her...
Topics: librivox, audiobook, travel, memoirs, Japan, Asia, History, Nature
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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Dec 21, 2012 Burnett, Frances Hodgson
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LibriVox recording of The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic children's novel is about orphaned Mary Lennox, who is sent to live with her uncle at Misslethwaite Manor in Yorkshire. Initially a sour, bad-tempered child, Mary begins to bloom under the influence of nature when she discovers a long-abandoned garden on the grounds of her uncle's estate. Burnett's novel is brought to life in this dramatic reading by LibriVox volunteers who lend their voices to...
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Dec 15, 2012 Sun Tzu
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LibriVox recording of The ART OF WAR, by Sun Tzu. Read by Phil Chenevert First compiled in the 6th century BC, The Art of War presents a philosophy of war for managing conflicts and winning battles. It is accepted as a masterpiece on strategy and is frequently cited and referred to by generals and theorists since it was first published, translated, and distributed internationally. The book is not only popular among military theorists, but has also become increasingly popular among political...
Topics: war, librivox, audiobook, sun tzu, are of war, strategy, advice
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Dec 14, 2012 Charles Dickens
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LibriVox recording of A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens. Read by Kara Shallenberg The tale begins on a Christmas Eve exactly seven years after the death of Ebenezer Scrooge's business partner. Scrooge has no place in his life for kindness, compassion, charity or benevolence. He hates Christmas, calling it "humbug", refuses his nephew Fred's dinner invitation, and rudely turns away two gentlemen who seek a donation from him to provide a Christmas dinner for the Poor... (Summary by...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, holiday, Christmas, ghost story, literature, Charles Dickens, A Christmas...
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Dec 9, 2012 Andrew Murray
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LibriVox recording of Abide in Christ, by Andrew Murray. Read by Christopher Smith. Towards the close of his ministry on earth, Jesus taught his disciples of the need for them to abide in Him. This word "abide" speaks of the intimacy of fellowship with the Master to which his followers are still invited. Andrew Murray wrote this series of meditations, which he subtitled "Thoughts on the Blessed Life of Fellowship with the Son of God", out of a conviction that many believers...
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Topics: LibriVox, audiobook, religion, Christianity, Bible, faith, God, abide, fellowship, joy, Jesus,...
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Dec 7, 2012 Vernon Kellog
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LibriVox recording of Insect Stories, by Vernon Kellogg. These 13 essays explore the fascinating world of insects all around us. Vernon Kellogg, an eminent entomologist and natural story teller, and his little friend Mary, start by collecting Tarantula Holes and proceed to observe spiders, ant lions, ants, wasps and many other tiny creatures in their daily life. Each creature has a wonderful story and it is told most entertainingly. (Summary by Phil Chenevert) For further information, including...
Topics: Science, Children, Instruction, Nature, Essay, short nonfiction, librivox, audiobook
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Dec 7, 2012 Father John Koenig
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LibriVox recording of Stories for God's Little Ones, by Father John Koenig. Read by Maria Therese. A charming collection of nine short stories for children with a moral weaved in each. These were originally published as separate booklets, under the series title "Stories for God's Little Ones". (Summary by Maria Therese) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog...
Topics: librivox, audiobook, fiction, children, short stories, Catholic, morals, virtue
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Dec 7, 2012 Andrew Murray
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LibriVox recording of Divine Healing, by Andrew Murray. Read by Christopher Smith. Andrew Murray’s practical and devotional writings on the Bible have been a help and blessing to Christian believers for more than a century. In this powerfully written book, Murray takes up the subject of healing as revealed in Scripture, showing how the work of Jesus Christ embraces not only pardon for sin but also healing from sickness. (Summary by Christopher Smith) For further information, including links...
Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, ancient texts, history, instruction, religion
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Dec 3, 2012 Agnes Strickland, Elizabeth Strickland
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LibriVox recording of The Lives of the Queens of England Volume 4, by Agnes and Elizabeth Strickland. Read by Ann Boulais. The Lives of the Queens of England is a multi-volumed work attributed to Agnes Strickland, though it was mostly researched and written by her sister Elizabeth. These volumes give biographies of the queens of England from the Norman Conquest in 1066. Although by today's standards, it is not seen as a very scholarly work, the Stricklands used many sources that had not been...
Topics: librivox, audiobook, history, queens, england, biography
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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Dec 3, 2012 Various
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LibriVox recording of LibriVox Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 027 by Various Authors. Read by LibriVox Volunteers A collection of short nonfiction works in the public domain. The selections included in this collection were independently chosen by the readers and include speeches and essays on history, science, politics, nature, travel, psychology and love. (summary by J. M. Smallheer) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, nonfiction, speeches, essays, letters, Abraham Lincoln, George Washington,...
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Nov 20, 2012 Florence Holbrook
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LibriVox recording of The Book of Nature Myths by Florence Holbrook. Read by Raybrite. This is a book of myths told by the Indians of North America to their children. They could be compared to present day Fairy Tales. (Summary by Kenneth Coon) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover, or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit...
Topics: Indian Stories, Nature Myths, Children's Stories, Librivox, audiobook
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Nov 17, 2012 Andrew Murray
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LibriVox recording of The Master's Indwelling, by Andrew Murray. Read by Christopher Smith. In all the writings of the late nineteenth century minister and writer Andrew Murray, we see his passion for reality in the lives of Christian believers. In this series of addresses he explains how, in various areas of the spiritual life, one may grow in God and experience more of his power. In particular he shows the importance of Christ truly being given his rightful place in the believer’s life....
Topics: LibriVox, audiobook, religion, Christianity, Bible, Faith, God, Jesus, Prayer, Salvation, Joy
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Nov 14, 2012 J. C. Ryle
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LibriVox recording of Expository Thoughts on the Gospels – St. Mark, by J. C. Ryle. Read by MaryAnn Spiegel. “Expository Thoughts” divides the Gospels into sections of about twelve verses each, from which J. C. Ryle selects two or three prominent points to dwell on and bring to the reader’s attention. In Ryle’s day, there were many detailed commentaries and expositions on scripture. In writing these “Expository Thoughts”, Ryle aimed to offer a resource to the laity for use in...
Topics: Devotion, Meditation, Exposition, Sermon, Reflection, Teaching, Gospels, Gospel of Mark, Saint...
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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Oct 26, 2012 William F. Cody, Col.
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LibriVox recording of The Adventures of Buffalo Bill, by William Cody, Col. Buffalo Bill was arguably, the most recognized man in the world when he penned this book. The first four stories are of some of his adventures and the remaining 6 are autobiographical. All of them have been proved to be historically accurate in all important aspects. From his service as chief scout for the 3rd Cavalry during the plains wars, to his pony express service and finally the story of how he got his nickname...
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Oct 24, 2012 Katharine Pyle
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LibriVox recording of Tales of Folk and Fairies, by Katharine Pyle. Read by William Tomcho. In "Tales of Folk and Fairies" Ms. Pyle tells 15 different children's stories from around the world; each more delightful than the last. Each story stands completely on it's own and although they were probably meant for children, adults will certainly enjoy them as well. (Summary by wtomcho) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or...
Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, children, fairy tales, fiction
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Oct 21, 2012 Various
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LibriVox recording of The Best British Short Stories of 1922. Read by David Wales. Twenty-four short stories by famous and not-so-famous British authors. (Summary by David Wales) Note: A shortened section 21 was replaced on Dec 30, 2014 with the full text. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover, M4B or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a...
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Oct 17, 2012 Nicolas Notovitch
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LibriVox recording of The Unknown Life of Jesus Christ, by Nicolas Notovitch. The New Testament describes the life of Jesus, but nothing is said of his life between the ages of 14 and 29. Notovitch, like so many historians, tries to find evidence of what happened to Jesus during those years. He claims to have found the answer in an old document describing the life of Saint Issa. "The Unknown Life of Jesus Christ" is a copy of the manuscript along with Notovitch's reflections on his...
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Oct 14, 2012 Selma Lagerloef
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LibriVox recording of Thy Soul Shall Bear Witness!, by Selma Lagerloef. Translated by William Frederick Harvey. Read by Lars Rolander. “Thy Soul shall bear Witness” (Körkarlen) by the Swedish Nobel Laureate Selma Lagerlöf is a kind of spooky Novel. It was first published in 1912 and in English in 1922, the same year as the international release of the Silent Movie “The Phantom Carriage”, today considered a classic movie, and one that strongly influenced the Swedish Director Ingmar...
Topic: librivox, audiobook, fiction, Selma Lagerloef, Körkarlen, Thy Soul shall bear witness,
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Oct 9, 2012 Mary Shelley
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LibriVox recording of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. Mary Shelley's 1818 novel presents the Faustian story of a man who aspires to create life out of death, with disastrous results. The novel is constructed as a series of first-person narratives, delivered by Captain Robert Walton, Victor Frankenstein, and his Creature, which makes it perfect for a dramatic reading. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett) Cast Robert Walton: Chuck Williamson Victor Frankenstein: Bob Neufeld Lieutenant: KerrieRae Clarke...
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Topics: librivox, audio, frankenstein, novel, faust, shelley, gothic, horror
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Oct 6, 2012 E. (Edith) Nesbit
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LibriVox recording of Wings and the Child, by E. (Edith) Nesbit. Read by Cori Samuel. "When this book first came to my mind it came as a history and theory of the building of Magic Cities on tables, with bricks and toys and little things such as a child may find and use. But as I kept the thought by me it grew and changed, as thoughts will do, until at last it took shape as an attempt to contribute something, however small and unworthy, to the science of building a magic city in the soul...
Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, advice, instruction, children
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Oct 4, 2012 Charles Hemstreet
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LibriVox recording of The Story of Manhattan by Charles Hemstreet. Read by Guero. The history of New York City is told as a story, in few words. It begins with Henry Hudson's discovery of Manhattan in 1609. And it finishes in 1898 when the island of Manhattan becomes the Borough of Manhattan of Greater New York. (Summary by Guero.) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog...
Topics: Librivox, audiobook, literature, history, american colonies, american revolution, new york city,...
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Oct 3, 2012 Gaius Julius Caesar
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LibriVox recording of De Bello Gallico Libri Septem, by Gaius Julius Caesar. In this book the famous Gaius Julius Caesar himself describes the seven years of his war in Gaul. When Caesar got proconsul of Gallia and Illyria in 58 B.C, the conquest of land in Gaul was an urgent need, both to improve his political standing and to calm his creditors in Rome. So Caesar claims his interest for a very large area already in the first sentence. His steps and measures always appear clear and logic, but...
Topics: audiobook, librivox, Latin, Latin literature, Caesar, Gallic wars
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Oct 3, 2012 Mark Twain
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LibriVox recording of Anti-imperialist writings, by Mark Twain. Read by John Greenman. This audiobook is a collection of Mark Twain's anti-imperialist writings (newspaper articles, interviews, speeches, letters, essays and pamphlets). (Summary by Vineshen Pillay) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a...
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Sep 27, 2012 Rabindranath Tagore
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LibriVox recording of Creative Unity by Rabindranath Tagore. Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore talks of the many things he feels is necessary for creativity through joy of unity, he covers many topics like the creative ideal, makes comparisons of creativity between the east and the west, the spirit of freedom and about his idea of an University. (Summary by sidhu177) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available),...
Topics: librivox, audiobook, literature, non-fiction, memoirs
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Sep 26, 2012 The Venerable Bede
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LibriVox recording of Ecclesiastical History of England, by The Venerable Bede, translated by A. M. Sellar. Read by volunteer readers. Bede's Ecclesiastical History of England is a work in Latin by Bede on the history of the Christian Churches in England, and of England generally; its main focus is on the conflict between Roman and Celtic Christianity. It is considered to be one of the most important original references on Anglo-Saxon history. It is believed to have been completed in 731, when...
Topics: LibriVox, audiobook, history, church history, religion, Middle Ages, Great Britain, Ireland
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Sep 26, 2012 Marcus Tullius Cicero
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LibriVox recording of On the Laws, by Marcus Tullius Cicero. Translated by Charles Duke Yonge. Read by Geoffrey Edwards De Legibus (On the Laws) is a philosophical dialogue between: Cicero's friend Titus Pomponius Atticus; Cicero's brother Quintus; and Cicero himself. The dialogue is written in the style of Plato who was greatly revered by Cicero. De Legibus forms a continuation of Cicero's own work De re Publica (On the Commonwealth or On the Republic) and is also a response to Plato's work...
Topics: librivox, audiobook, Philosophy, Cicero, Roman, Law, Politics
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Sep 23, 2012 Arnold Bennett
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LibriVox recording of The Human Machine , by Arnold Bennett (1867-1931). Read by Ruth Golding. Bennett asks us to consider our brains as the most wonderful machine, a machine which is the only thing in this world that we can control. As he writes: "I am simply bent on calling your attention to a fact which has perhaps wholly or partially escaped you -- namely, that you are the most fascinating bit of machinery that ever was." As ever, his prose is honeyed, his thoughts inspired, and...
Topics: librivox, audiobook, life, living, philosophy, habits, brain training, advice, self-improvement
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Sep 17, 2012 Plato
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LibriVox recording of Laws, by Plato. Translated by Benjamin Jowett. Read by Geoffrey Edwards. Νόμοι (Laws) is Plato's final dialogue written after his attempt to advise the tyrant Dionysius II of Syracuse. The dialogue takes place between: an Athenian Stranger (Socrates? A god in human form?); the quiet Lacedaemonian Megillus; and the Cretan Cleinias. The Stranger asks whether humans live to be more effective at waging war or if there is something more important a legislator should seek...
Topics: librivox, audiobook, philosophy, plato, greek, athens, law, ethics, politics, constitution, sparta
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Sep 14, 2012 Charlotte Grace O'Brien
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LibriVox recording of Basil, or, Honesty and Industry by Charlotte Grace O'Brien. Read by Robert Harder A poor boy discovers the value of honesty and industry. More than that, he discovers the value of his relationship with God (Introduction by Robert Harder) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer...
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Sep 13, 2012 St. Ignatius Loyola
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LibriVox recording of The Autobiography of St. Ignatius, by Ignatius Loyola. Read by Phil Chenevert This account of the life of St. Ignatius, dictated by himself to Father Gonzalez, is a most valuable record of the great Founder of the Society of Jesus. It, more than any other work, gives an insight into the spiritual life of St. Ignatius. Few works in ascetical literature, except the writings of St. Teresa and St. Augustine, impart such a knowledge of the soul.The saint in his narrative always...
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Sep 12, 2012 George Eggleston and Dolores Marbourg
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LibriVox recording of Juggernaut: A Veiled Record, by George Eggleston and Dolores Marbourg. Read by Roger Melin. Edgar Braine was consistently successful at all he set out to accomplish. He went through life with goals and worked diligently and with ethical purity in reaching those goals, from becoming editor of the local newspaper on up to his political aspirations. That was how his mother, in her waning years, had advised him to reach his goals, and Edgar was determined to honor her advice....
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Sep 10, 2012 Charles Knight
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Lowell Massachusetts was founded in the 1820s as a planned manufacturing center for textiles and is located along the rapids of the Merrimack River, 25 miles northwest of Boston. By the 1850s Lowell had the largest industrial complex in the United States. The textile industry wove cotton produced in the South. In 1860, there were more cotton spindles in Lowell than in all eleven states combined that would form the Confederacy. Mind Amongst the Spindles is a selection of works from the Lowell...
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Topics: Lowell Massachusetts, Lowell Offering, New England, Merrimac, Concord, factory girls, mill girls,...
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Sep 6, 2012 Edna Ferber
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LibriVox recording of The Homely Heroine, by Edna Ferber. Read by Phil Chenevert Who ever heard of a plain and downright homely heroine? Isn't a heroine by definition beautiful? Well, Edna Ferber, in her well known style that later produced Show Boat and Giant, tells us about just such a heroine in the first of these four special short stories. They are special to me because of their insight into the deep courage and faith of 'ordinary' people, people like most of us. And of course our failings...
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Sep 3, 2012 Dandin
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LibriVox recording of Hindoo Tales or the Adventures of Ten Princes, by Dandin. Read by Sid. This book describes the adventures of ten Kumaras, i.e., young men, (all of whom are either princes or sons of royal ministers), as narrated by the men themselves. These narratives are replete with accounts of demigods, ghosts, gamblers, intrigues with voluptious women, astonishing coincidences, cockfights, anthropophagy, sorcery, robberies, murders and wars. (Summary by Wikipedia) For further...
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Sep 2, 2012 Various
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LibriVox recording of Children's Short Works Collection Vol. 016, by Various. Librivox’s Children’s Short Works Collection 016: a collection of 15 short works for children in the public domain read by a variety of Librivox members. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit...
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Aug 29, 2012 Rev. Thomas J. Hosty
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LibriVox recording of Good Morning, Boys and Girls!, by Rev. Thomas J. Hosty. Read by Maria Therese. Forty simple, delightful sermons for children. The stories cover a full school year, all Sundays and a few holydays in between. Under such engaging chapter titles, as Chasing Rainbows, Caterpillars, The Best Christmas Gift, and Breakfast of Champions, the book entertains while it instructs. Here Heaven takes on a new closeness as “God’s Home”; the Bible is a collection of “Letters from...
Topics: librivox, audiobook, Catholic, morals, virtue, sin, children, sermons
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Aug 26, 2012 Maurice Leblanc
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LibriVox recording of The Confessions of Arsene Lupin, by Maurice Leblanc. Read by Cathy Barratt. A collection of nine stories - or confessions - of the celebrated gentleman thief Arsene Lupin. (Summary by Cathy Barratt) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org . M4B...
Topics: adventure, fiction, mystery, gentleman thief
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Aug 22, 2012 E. Gordon Browne
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LibriVox recording of Queen Victoria, by E. Gordon Browne. Read by Michele Eaton. This book is about the life of Queen Victoria (1819 to 1901). All nine of her children married into the royal houses of Europe. She became the longest reigning monarch and more. This book is a fascinating read about the woman behind the British Empire. Summary by Michele Eaton For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go...
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Aug 20, 2012 Gene Sharp
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LibriVox recording of There Are Realistic Alternatives by Gene Sharp. Read by Benjamin Gittins. Violence in society and politics, whether in the form of war, terrorism, dictatorship, oppression, usurpation, or genocide, is widely recognized as a grave problem. The objective of this essay is to explore a different perspective on the nature of the problem of widespread violence in society and politics that suggests what will be required for its resolution. We need to analyze the conditions under...
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Aug 19, 2012 Walter Pater
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LibriVox recording of Appreciations, with an Essay on Style, by Walter Pater. Appreciations, with an Essay on Style, is a collection of Walter Pater's previously-published essays on literature. The collection was well received by public and critic since its first edition, in 1889. The volume includes an appraisal of the poems of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, first printed in 1883, a few months after Rossetti's death; an essay on Thomas Browne, whose Baroque style Pater admired; and a discussion of...
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LibriVox recording of Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern volume 3, by Charles Dudley Warner, editor. The Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, is a work of enormous proportions. Setting out with the simple goal of offering "American households a mass of good reading", the editors drew from literature of all times and all kinds what they considered the best pieces of human writing, and compiled an ambitious collection of 45 volumes (with a...
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Aug 17, 2012 Cyril of Alexandria
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LibriVox recording of THAT CHRIST IS ONE, by Cyril of Alexandria. Read by Jonathan Lange and Phil Chenevert Cyril of Alexandria was the leading voice of Nicene orthodoxy in the Christological controversies between Constantinople (381) and Chalcedon (451). Assuming the mantle of the Cappadotian fathers, he answered the auguments of Nestorius who had changed the liturgy of Constantinople by altering the prayer which referred to Mary as the Mother of God. Although he died seven years before the...
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Aug 16, 2012 Various
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Science Fiction is speculative literature that generally explores the consequences of ideas which are roughly consistent with nature and scientific method, but are not facts of the author’s contemporary world. The stories often represent philosophical thought experiments presented in entertaining ways. Protagonists typically “think” rather than “shoot” their way out of problems, but the definition is flexible because there are no limits on an author’s imagination. The...
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Aug 15, 2012
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LibriVox recording of Not That It Matters, by A. A. Milne More of the witty, wry, and deliciously wicked essays and articles written by Milne. Most people know him as the creator of Winnie The Pooh, but he worked for many years as editor of Punch Magazine and these are some of his best. Not That It Matters is a collection of over 40 of these short stories and articles. Not That It Matters collects his columns for Punch, which include poems, essays and short stories, from 1912 to 1920. Most of...
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Aug 14, 2012 Josiah Priest
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LibriVox recording of Bible Defence of Slavery, by Josiah Priest. Read by JoeD. The full title of this book is Bible Defense of Slavery; and Origin, Fortunes, and History of the Negro Race, by Rev. Josiah Priest, A. M. 5th edition. This is a compilation of pro-slavery literature and propaganda that went through numerous editions in the Southern United States before the Civil War. It contains the highly influential book, Slavery, as it Relates to the Negro, or African Race, by Rev Josiah Priest,...
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Aug 12, 2012 Various
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LibriVox recording of Short Ghost and Horror Story Collection Vol. 017. A collection of twenty stories featuring ghoulies, ghosties, long-leggedy beasties and things that go bump in the night. Expect shivers up your spine, the stench of human flesh, and the occasional touch of wonder. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio...
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Aug 5, 2012 Henry Gilbert
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LibriVox recording of King Arthur's Knights: The Tales Retold for Boys & Girls, by Henry Gilbert. Read by volunteer readers. This book is an attempt to tell some of the stories of King Arthur and his Knights in a way which will be interesting to every boy and girl who loves adventures. (Introduction by Henry Gilbert) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for...
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Jul 17, 2012 Various
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LibriVox recording of The Children's Book of Christmas Stories. Read by Alisa. Many librarians have felt the need and expressed the desire for a select collection of children's Christmas stories in one volume. This book claims to be just that and nothing more. Each of the stories has already won the approval of thousands of children, and each is fraught with the true Christmas spirit. It is hoped that the collection will prove equally acceptable to parents, teachers, and librarians. (Summary...
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Jul 17, 2012 Carlo Collodi
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LibriVox recording of The Adventures of Pinocchio, by Carlo Collodi. Translated by Carol Della Chiesa. Read by Mark F. Smith. Do today's children still learn what a "marionette" is? The beloved story of Pinocchio may represent a last lingering picture of a world not dominated by plastic or electronic toys. Pinocchio is a puppet made from a piece of wood that curiously could talk even before being carved. A wooden-head he starts and a wooden-head he stays - until after years of...
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Jul 16, 2012 Charles Godfrey Leland
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The Mystic Will by Charles Godfrey Leland This book presents a method of developing and strengthening the faculties of the mind, through the awakened will, by a simple, scientific process possible to any person of ordinary intelligence (Summary by Charles Godfrey Leland) Note: This book was first entitled Have You a Strong Will? In essence, it describes "the secret", the power of positive thinking, and the method of changing your thinking. Read by Mike Pelton, Ernst Schnell, Pamela...
Topics: Self-help, meditation, psychology, Librivox, audio, hypnosis, will
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Jul 14, 2012 Owen Wister
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LibriVox recording of Members of the Family, by Owen Wister. Read by David Wales. Members of the Family is a collection of eight short stories about people in the Wyoming Territory in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. (Summary by David Wales) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader,...
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Jul 13, 2012 Thomas Troward
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LibriVox recording of The Edinburgh Lectures on Mental Science, by Thomas Troward. Read by Algy Pug. Thomas Troward was a divisional Judge in British-administered India. His avocation was the study of comparative religion. Influences on his thinking, as well as his later writing, included the teachings of Christ, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism. After his retirement from the judiciary in 1896, Troward set out to apply logic and a judicial weighing of evidence in the study of matters of cause and...
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Jul 12, 2012 Eva K. Betz
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LibriVox recording of The Quiet Flame, by Eva K. Betz. Read by Maria Therese. “You will never be a leper nor will any Sister of our Order.” The amazing promise was made by Mother Marianne of Molokai, the “Quiet Flame” of the this title who, as a Sister of St. Francis , spent 30 years on that island helping lepers during and after the time of Father Damien. Mother was speaking to a young nun, and she spoke the truth. Not one of the Sisters ever did contract the disease, a notable fact...
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Jul 12, 2012 Stewart Edward White
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LibriVox recording of Arizona Nights, by Stewart Edward White. Read by A. E. Maroney. Arizona Nights is a collection of tales from the American West as told by those who took part in them. (Summary by Adam E. Maroney) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover, M4B or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org .
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Jul 9, 2012 Pearl White
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LibriVox recording of Just Me by Pearl White. Read by Pamela Krantz. Perhaps the first memoir written by a film celebrity, Pearl White's Just Me gives a first-person account of the actress' rise to stardom. White guides us through her early childhood, her development as a performer, and finally to her breakout role in The Perils of Pauline--a role that made her the most popular "serial queen" of early cinema. Although romanticized and somewhat embellished, this book gives us a...
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Jul 5, 2012 Charles Waddell Chesnutt
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LibriVox recording of The Wife of His Youth and Other Stories of the Color Line, by Charles Waddell Chesnutt. Read by James K. White Published in 1899, The Wife of His Youth and Other Stories of the Color Line is a collection of narratives that addresses the impact of Jim Crow laws on African Americans and white Americans of the South. Many of Chesnutt's characters are of mixed-race ancestry which sets them apart for a specific yet degrading kind of treatment from blacks and whites. These...
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Jul 4, 2012 Edward S. Ellis
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LibriVox recording of The Life of Kit Carson by Edward S. Ellis. Read by Laura Victoria Christopher Carson, or as he was familiarly called, Kit Carson, was a man whose real worth was understood only by those with whom he was associated or who closely studied his character. He was more than hunter, trapper, guide, Indian agent and Colonel in the United States Army....His lot was cast on the extreme western frontier, where, when but a youth, he earned the respect of the tough and frequently...
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Jul 4, 2012 Mark Antony De Wolfe Howe
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LibriVox recording of Phillips Brooks, by Mark Antony De Wolfe Howe. Read by David Wales. Phillips Brooks (1835 - 1893) was one of the finest and most famous clergyman in the nineteenth century; he was acknowledged as a masterful preacher. His teachings were filled with understanding, compassion, and encouragement. He spent most of his life as rector of Trinity Church, Boston, and served briefly as Episcopal bishop of Massachusetts at the end of it (1891 - 1893). His life was a course of...
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Jul 3, 2012 Hippolytus of Rome
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LibriVox recording of Treatise on Christ and Antichrist, by Hippolytus of Rome. Read by Jonathan Lange In this late second century treatise, Hippolytus gives an excellent summary of Early Christian thinking on the subject of the antichrist. Familiar texts from Daniel and Revelation are treated together with his own current events to give a unique perspective. (Summary by Jonathan Lange) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other...
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Jun 27, 2012 Washington Irving
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LibriVox recording of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving. Read by Bob Neufeld "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is a short story by Washington Irving contained in his collection The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent., written while he was living in Birmingham, England, and first published in 1820. It was based on a German folktale set in the Dutch culture of Post-Revolutionary War in New York State. With Irving's companion piece "Rip Van Winkle", it is among the...
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Jun 24, 2012 Edgar Allan Poe
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LibriVox recording of 12 CREEPY TALES BY EDGAR ALLAN POE(1809 - 1849) This is a collection of 12 creepy stories by that master of creepiness, Poe. The Black Cat; The Fall of the House of Usher, The Raven; The Tell Tale Heart, The Masque of the Red Death, the Premature Burial and six others that are a shuddering delight to read and listen to. Turn off the lights, settle down and hear these stories read to you as only LibriVox readers can perform them. (Summary by Phil Chenevert) For further...
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Jun 23, 2012 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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LibriVox recording of The Hound of the Baskervilles, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Read by a full cast. The Hound of the Baskervilles is the third of four crime novels by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle featuring the detective Sherlock Holmes. Originally serialised in The Strand Magazine from August 1901 to April 1902, it is set largely on Dartmoor in Devon in England's West Country and tells the story of an attempted murder inspired by the legend of a fearsome, diabolical hound. (summary by Wikipedia)...
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Jun 21, 2012 Lord Thomas Cochrane
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LibriVox recording of Autobiography of a Seaman, Vol. 1, by Lord Thomas Cochrane. Read by Timothy Ferguson. This two volume work is the autobiography of Lord Cochrane, a naval captain of the Napoleonic period. His adventures are seminal to the development of naval fiction as a genre. Marryat sailed with Cochrane, while later writers borrowed incidents from this biography for their fictions. Most notable among these is Patrick O'Brian, three of whose novels have clear parallels to incidents in...
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LibriVox recording of Woman in the Nineteenth Century and Kindred Papers Relating to the Sphere, Condition, and Duties of Women by Margaret Fuller. Margaret Fuller (1810-1850) was an American feminist, writer, and intellectual associated with the Transcendentalist movement. Her book Woman in the Nineteenth Century (1845) is considered the first major feminist work in the United States. Her life was short but full. She became the first editor of the transcendentalist journal The Dial in 1840,...
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Jun 18, 2012 Joseph Jacobs
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LibriVox recording of Celtic Folk and Fairy Tales, by Joseph Jacobs, editor. A collection of folk and fairy tales from the Emerald Isle. There is an earlier version of this book - Celtic Fairy Tales , but this recording was done from a different book in Project Gutenberg. Same book, new readers! (Summary by Ann Boulais) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this...
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Jun 15, 2012 Rudyard Kipling
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LibriVox recording of THE JUNGLE BOOK, by Rudyard Kipling. Read by Phil Chenevert This is the classic story of Mowgli, the young boy raised by wolves in India: his escapades and adventures with his dear friends Bagheera the panther and Baloo the bear, his capture by the Monkey-People, his attempt at reintegration into human society, and his ultimate triumph over his avowed enemy the tiger Shere Khan. Included in the book is the story of the brave white seal, Kotick, and the tenacious young...
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Jun 11, 2012 Vachel Lindsay
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LibriVox recording of The Art of the Moving Picture by Vachel Lindsay. "This 1922 book by poet and sometime cultural critic Vachel Lindsay might have been the first to treat the then-new medium of moving pictures as an art form, one that was potentially as rich, complex, mysterious as far older ones, and whose physical and aesthetic properties were only starting to be understood. The highlight of the book might be “The Motion Picture of Fairy Splendor,” which examines the relationship...
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Jun 9, 2012 Frances Trollope
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LibriVox recording of Domestic Manners of the Americans, by Frances Trollope. Read by Nicholas Cifford. Next to de Alexis de Tocquville's almost contemporary Democracy in America, Frances Trollope's work may be the most famous (or at least notorious) dissection of manners and morals of the United States. The work was a sensation on both sides of the Atlantic, and particularly in America, where Trollope was reviled as representing the worst of old world prejudices the new republic (though the...
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Jun 8, 2012 Louis Laravoire Morrow
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LibriVox recording of My Bible History: Old Testament, by Louis Laravoire Morrow. Read by Maria Therese. A short, simple Old Testament Bible History for children, but which can also be enjoyed by adults alike. Starting with Creation, the sections cover Adam and Eve, Abraham, Moses, etc. up to the promise of a Redeemer. The same format continues in the volume that follows - My Bible History: New Testament - by the same author. (Summary by Maria Therese) For further information, including links...
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Jun 7, 2012 Herbert J. Hall
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LibriVox recording of The Untroubled Mind, by Herbert J. Hall. Read by Carol Box. A very wise physician has said that "every illness has two parts - what it is, and what the patient thinks about it." What the patient thinks about it is often more important and more troublesome than the real disease. What the patient thinks of life, what life means to him is also of great importance and may be the bar that shuts out all real health and happiness. The following pages are devoted to...
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Jun 5, 2012 James Oliver Curwood
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LibriVox recording of The Wolf Hunters, by James Oliver Curwood. Follow Roderick and his friends Wabi and Mukoki on their adventures in the pristine North. They fight voracious wolves, hostile natives, and the vicious elements of nature, while on the hunt. Getting more than they bargained for, they discover a mysterious cabin, and stumble upon a secret that has lain hidden for half a century. Full of twists and turns, danger and suspense, The Wolf Hunters, the prequal to The Gold Hunters, is an...
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Jun 4, 2012 Hilaire Belloc
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LibriVox recording of The Free Press by Hilaire Belloc. I propose to discuss in what follows the evil of the great modern Capitalist Press, its function in vitiating and misinforming opinion and in putting power into ignoble hands; its correction by the formation of small independent organs, and the probably increasing effect of these last. (Introduction by Hilaire Belloc) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if...
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May 30, 2012 Andrew Lang
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LibriVox recording of The Olive Fairy Book, by Andrew Lang. Andrew Lang’s Olive Fairy Book (1907) was a beautifully produced and illustrated edition of fairy tales that has become a classic. This was one of many other collections of fairy tales, collectively known as Andrew Lang’s Fairy Books. (Summary by Wikipedia) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this...
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